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Joint statement on Libya

Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Spain, the UK and US concerned by polarisation in Libya and call for all to cease military operations

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

We are deeply concerned by the situation of political polarisation in Libya.

We are studying carefully the decision of the Supreme Court, its context and consequences.

We note that the challenges facing Libya require political solutions. We remain committed to helping Libyans at this difficult time.

We fully support the efforts of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and urge all parties to cooperate with him to ensure immediate and inclusive consultations among the stakeholders to agree on the way forward.

We urge all parties to cease all military operations and to refrain from taking any steps which increase the polarisation and divisions in the country.

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Published 7 November 2014